Thitinan on the red shirts

16 03 2010

Worth reading this in the Guardian by Thitinan Pongsudhirak. This comment is interesting: “As Thailand’s polarisation deepens and Thaksin’s corruption is laid bare, the reds’ rage against social injustice and customised standards of the Bangkok-based elite who have lorded it over Thailand’s steep socio-political hierarchy for decades have eclipsed Thaksin’s own personal vendetta against his establishment enemies. For Thaksin, the struggle is now all personal after his assets confiscation. For the reds, the fight is increasingly an organic people’s movement to upend the established order. Such all-or-nothing stakes bode ill for Thailand’s stable future.



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